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Apples to Apples Ohio

Apples to Apples is Ohio’s PUC-sponsored electricity shopping website. Residential and commercial customers in Ohio can browse electricity and natural gas offers from multiple energy suppliers. If you live in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, or another part of Ohio, using the Apples To Apples website is a great tool for finding low Ohio electricity rates

What Is Apples to Apples Ohio?

Throughout the U.S., several states have deregulated their electricity markets allowing residential and commercial customers the right to choose an electricity supplier outside of their utility company. The sole purpose of energy deregulation is to breed competition among energy companies and create lower prices for consumers. If you live in Ohio, you have the option to switch your electricity or natural gas to an alternative energy supplier, away from your local utility company. In many cases, you can save money on your electric or gas bill by securing a lower rate from a competitive energy supplier.

Apples to Apples (Energy Choice Ohio) is the official electricity shopping site brought to you by the state of Ohio. The site provides residential and commercial consumers a simple way to compare electricity rates side by side and make quick decisions on what to do. On Apples to Apples, you can see supplier offers, sort by terms, and even view various energy options. Apples to Apples also has a great Frequently Asked Questions section that can help consumers decide what to do.

How Is Different Than Apples to Apples Ohio?

We offer our customers a chance to browse multiple energy supplier offers, sort by product terms, and enroll directly with an energy supplier online. There are several reasons why a consumer might find more value at when shopping for an energy rate:

  • Unlike suppliers on Apples to Apples who simple offer a price on a website, we have dedicated energy advisors on standby ready to take your call. We can answer your questions and give you non-biased advice on choosing an energy rate.
  • is also committed to low, flat fees with all of our electricity offerings. This puts our interests in your corner since we are not biased towards one supplier offer.

How Does Energy Deregulation Work?

In states that are deregulated, like Ohio, consumers have the option to shop for electricity supply outside of their local utility provider. Prior to deregulation, Ohio utilities, like AEP, Dayton Power and Light, Duke, and First Energy, were required to provide electricity supply and delivery services to their customers. If you lived in a utility company’s service area, you had no choice but to pay the rate they were charging for electricity. With the onset of energy deregulation, electricity supply became a “shoppable” commodity. Local utility companies in Ohio are still required to deliver electricity to your home or business; however, you can purchase the supply of that electricity from a competitive supplier. Here are a list of the deregulated electric utilities in Ohio where customers can shop for electric supply:

If you have one of these electric utility companies sending you a bill, you have the option to purchase your electricity from an alternative provider. When you do this, your local utility company wills till continue billing you – the new supplier’s charges will simply appear on your bill. Interested in finding an alternative supplier that can save you money? Shop for electricity rates here.

How Does Switching To A Supplier Save Me Money?

Great question! Switching to a competitive electricity supplier does not guarantee you savings since there are many factors to consider such as your usage and the utility company’s price to compare. As an example, however, here is how you can estimate your savings when comparing a supplier’s rate to your local utility rate:

  • Your estimated annual electricity usage: 10,000 kWh
  • Your local utility company’s rate: $0.0750/kWh
  • An alternative supplier offer: $0.0690/kWh fixed for 12 months
  • Estimated savings: $60.00*

*Savings are based on actual kWh consumption and subject to vary. Utility comparison rates can also change throughout the year.

Ready To Start Shopping For A Ohio Electric Plan?

If you are ready to sign up for an electricity rate in Ohio, we would encourage you to use our website. You have a few options when shopping for electricity on our site: 

  • Enter Your Zip Code below to compare rates in your utility service area
  • Visit our Ohio shopping page

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